U.S. District Court Sides Against MT CoPP, Joel Krautter


After Solutions Caucus RINOS (Republicans in Name Only) associated with Llew Jones (R-Conrad) voted with Democrats to expand socialized medicine through Medicaid Expansion Renewal, pro-life Republicans took them to task with billboards exposing their pro-choice voting record. Hiding from the truth like cockroaches scurry away in the light, these left-leaning Manchurian candidates in the Montana GOP claimed the pro-life ‘Doctors for a Healthy Montana’ were guilty of deceptive advertising because at the time of their inception, only one doctor was involved (more were added later).

Joel Krautter claimed to the Democrat-controlled Commissioner of Political Practices (CoPP) that ‘Doctors for a Healthy Montana,’ led by Dr. Annie Bukacek, was violating campaign rules by their name choice. The group then sought to stop the CoPP from ruling on the decision, claiming that the law they cited was not only unconstitutional for violating free speech, but that Rep. Krautter voted to end that very law in the previous session. After a small bump in the road and months after Krautter lost election due to his over leftism, the U.S. District Court has now ruled against Krautter and the CoPP and ruled in favor of Doctors for a Healthy Montana. The law, which seeks to infring upon First Amendment liberties under the guise of campaign law, has now been ruled unconstitutional.

Judge Dana L. Christensen struck down the 1985 Political Committee Naming and Labeling Act, which made the CoPP the supposed arbiter of truth when it comes to political committee names, often subjectively determined by the partisan appointment of CoPP commissioner, which has for well more than a decade done the work solely of the Democrat state governors against their political opponents. Krautter, who is more Democrat than Republican, leaned upon the CoPP tendency to side against conservatives in his complaint. Krautter had previously applied to serve the Democratic governor in the CoPP office, which is often weaponized against Republicans.

Matthew Monforton, who filed the suit on behalf of Doctors for a Healthy Montana, now says the CoPP prosecutions are “dead in the water.” He added, “This was a good day for freedom of speech and a bad day for Montana’s left-wing establishment.”


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